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How to Get Music Off your iPod or iPhone

Jan 3, 2010 - 5 Comments

If you’ve ever needed to get music off of your iPod or iPhone and onto a different machine, then you’ll know it’s not always as easy as you’d like it to be. Let’s say you got a new computer or lost your old one, but still have your iPhone or iPod with music files on … Read More

Restore Items From the Trash to Their Previous Location on your Mac

Dec 29, 2009 - 13 Comments

You can restore the original location of a file that has been sent to the Trash very easily. This quite literally sends a file that is within the Trash back to where it was originally stored on the Mac OS X file system. Using the “Restore to Previous Location” feature is really easy, you’ll need … Read More

Sync your Mac Address Book with Google Contacts

Dec 27, 2009 - 76 Comments

You can easily sync your Mac Contact list or Address Book contacts with your Google Contacts. This is quite easy to set up, we’ll show you how to do so in all versions of OS X.

The Ultimate Mac Repair & Disassembly Instructions Resource

Dec 24, 2009 - Leave a Comment

Looking to repair your Mac? Troubleshooting hardware problems on your Mac? Planning a do-it-yourself battery replacement with a Unibody MacBook Pro? How do you change the harddrive on a 20″ aluminum iMac? If it involves dissembling a Mac and putting it back together, there is no better resource than iFixIt, who has the single most … Read More

Type Foreign Currency Symbols in Mac OS X

Dec 20, 2009 - 7 Comments
Foreign currency symbols in Mac OS X

You can access and type foreign currency symbols in Mac OS X in much the same way that other special characters are typed out. That means you’ll use a keystroke combined with the “Option” key to type the respective character. A few common currency symbols are available on default keyboard layouts, including the $ dollar, … Read More

Change the Login Background Wallpaper on Mac OS X Leopard & Snow Leopard

Dec 19, 2009 - 11 Comments

If you want to change the wallpaper that sits in the background of your Mac’s login screen in OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard, from the Finder hit Command+Shift+G to open the ‘Go to Folder’ screen. Type /System/Library/CoreServices/ and click ‘Go’:

Batch Resize Images on Mac with Preview

Dec 16, 2009 - 46 Comments

You can easily batch resize groups of images within Mac OS X by using the included Preview app, that is, taking a group of pictures set at one or various resolutions, and collectively resize them all together in a group to a new resolution, outputting either as the same file or as a new file … Read More

Reset your lost Mac OS X password

Dec 14, 2009 - 6 Comments

You can reset a lost Administrator (the original account you created) password in Mac OS X by utilizing a Mac OS X installation DVD, here’s how:

How to Type Degree Temperature Symbol in Mac OS X

Dec 12, 2009 - 30 Comments
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Ever wondered how to type the temperature / degree symbol in Mac OS? Typing the degrees symbol on a Mac, or any computer, may seem like a giant mystery since it’s not immediately visible on any keyboard, but it’s really quite easy if you know the proper keyboard shortcut. There are actually two keyboard shortcuts … Read More

Clear Cookies in Safari on a Mac

Dec 10, 2009 - 10 Comments

Knowing how to clear cookies is pretty important for any number of reasons, be it for personal preference or troubleshooting issues with websites. You may be wondering how to remove cookies on a Mac running the Safari web browser, and that is exactly what we’ll show how to do. There are actually a few ways … Read More

Accessing the OS X Clipboard from the Command Line

Dec 9, 2009 - 6 Comments

With the pbcopy and pbpaste commands, you can use the command line to manipulate clipboard contents but also access your Mac OS X clipboard directly through the Terminal. Yes, that means you can access what you copied in a GUI app and use it in the command line seamlessly, and vice versa. We’ve shown a … Read More

Schedule Sleep and Wake in Mac OS X

Dec 5, 2009 - 4 Comments

You can schedule your Mac to sleep, wake, shutdown, or boot up at any time or any regular interval using the OS X System Preference ‘Energy Saver’ schedule settings. This provides for an excellent option for work Macs that you want to be awake or boot when you arrive in the morning, and to sleep … Read More

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